Seasons change, there is no holding back Father Time. Yesterday I went to the grocery store to get some coconut to make some muffins that my blog friend Kathy gave me at the Fiber Festival -- and 3 pumpkins jumped into my cart. Don't they look luverly with my chrysanthemum? And YES, I simply had to get that pink one.. and a white one.. and a normal orange one. OK, so I'm a rebel.
Isn't it the prettiest shade of baby pink?
My little grandson Caleb picked up some oak acorns and proudly brought them in to show his grandma. Awww.
Dayle made beans for dinner with the last of our delicious ham - he used pinto beans, a chopped onion and a few carrots.. it turned out PERFECT.. just like the "ham hock and beans" that my mom made all through my growing up years.
He used dried pinto beans, 2 lbs., did a quick soak then simmered them for hours, adding the onion, carrot, some garlic, a bit of salt and pepper and a few shakes of Worcestershire. YUM!
He also made the cornbread recipe that my sister Denise used - Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread - it's delish! For the recipe, click HERE.
I did a walkabout outside this morning and was hoping the chestnuts would be on the ground and open but they are all tightly closed and still on the tree.
We're having a bumper crop, though!
I'm actually not fond of the Hawthorne trees, however they do have pretty red berries in the Autumn.
Looking back at our cozy little farmhouse - the trees dwarf the house, though.
Walking up on the deck I admire the grape color of the hydrangeas as they age gracefully. We should all look so pretty in our golden years. :-)
The fish have had a rough time lately. Something, and I blame raccoons, have tried more than once to capture, kill and EAT my precious koi and pond fish! One Koi is scraped up really bad, but is still alive and well at this time.
My DIL took her family to a Halloween store to get their outfit yesterday, aren't they scary?
Well, I better get cracking and head to the pool. Do you have any fun weekend plans? We have in mind some pumpkin patch visiting.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)